Final test in Barcelona delayed by a day

Jarno Trulli (ITA) Team Lotus T128. Formula One Testing, Day 4, Barcelona, Spain, Monday 21 February 2011.

Feb.25 (PVM) The final preseaon Formula 1 test will take place between 9 and 12 March as opposed to starting on the 8 March as first planned.

Autosport reports that Williams technical director Sam Michael confirmed the date change which was agreed by the teams.

The extra four days in Barcelona replaces the cancelled test at the  Bahrain International Circuit which was scheduled for 3 to 6 March in the kingdom, but was called off (along with the season opening Bahrain GP) due to violent political unrest.

Melbourne will host the opening round of the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship on the weekend of 25, 26 and 27 March.

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